Blogs Category: US Immigration Law

US Immigration Law

Avoiding problems in keeping permanent resident status

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Jun 21, 2018 | US Immigration Law

People in Arizona who are not U.S. citizens but have secured permanent resident status should keep their green cards in good standing. The two main ways that green card holders can jeopardize their permanent residencies are by violating the law or spending extended…

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Trump administration to fingerprint immigrant child sponsors

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Jun 8, 2018 | US Immigration Law

On May 29, the Trump administration announced that it would soon start fingerprinting parents who attempt to claim custody of unaccompanied children detained for entering the U.S. illegally. However, immigrant advocates claim the move may cause undocumented adults in…

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Understanding immigration petitions

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. May 27, 2018 | US Immigration Law

In Arizona, parties that have certain relationships with others who wish to immigrate to the U.S. may file petitions on their behalf. Immigration petitions are applications that the U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents or employers may file on behalf of the…

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Temporary Protected Status ending for many immigrants

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. May 8, 2018 | US Immigration Law

Some Arizona residents who came to the United States under the Temporary Protected Status program may be sent back to their home countries even if they have been living in the country for decades and have children who are citizens. The Trump administration is phasing…

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Cultural confusion can be a detriment to immigrants

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Apr 23, 2018 | US Immigration Law

Immigrants in Arizona and other states who can’t afford an attorney could be tempted to work with “notarios publico,” which translates to “public notaries.” These notarios tell individuals who are living in the country illegally that they can help them secure work…

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Supreme Court rules in DACA case

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Feb 27, 2018 | US Immigration Law

Immigrants in Arizona and around the country who have sought protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will continue to be protected for now. On Feb. 26, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal by the Trump administration to a Jan. 9…

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Trump administration mulling welfare checks for immigrants

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Feb 16, 2018 | US Immigration Law

Immigrants in Arizona and around the country who receive SNAP benefits or other forms of financial assistance would find obtaining permanent residence more difficult under a policy being considered by President Trump. Immigration officers could check whether or not…

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The rate of naturalization rises from 2005 to 2015

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Feb 1, 2018 | US Immigration Law

Arizonans may be interested to learn that most of the largest immigrant groups in the United States had increased rates of naturalization from 2005 to 2015, according to a study conducted by the Pew Research Center. The largest increase was among immigrants from…

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New rules may alter who can work in the United States

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Jan 15, 2018 | US Immigration Law

Since 2015, those who are the spouses of H-1B visa holders have been allowed to work in Arizona and throughout the United States by holding a H-4 visa. However, this rule may be revoked as per an executive order issued by President Trump in April 2017. It is thought…

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How an undocumented person could obtain legal status

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Dec 22, 2017 | US Immigration Law

Located near the border to Mexico, Arizona is one of several states where undocumented immigrants may choose to live. Although an undocumented person residing anywhere in the United States may face deportation, there is also a chance that they could get permanent…

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